Firms in the lawn care and landscaping business have seen more green lately, according to new data from Sageworks, a financial information company....
Though recent news hasn't been good -- record drought in the Southwest, the precipitous decline of Monarch butterflies, the extermination of top predators that keep our ecosystems healthy -- my recent trip to Australia made me feel more hopeful than in a long time.
When it was finished, Vaux-le-Comite was indeed a sight to behold, a lovely, Baroque chateau that became the birth place of the style known as the "jardin a la francaise." It was the perfect blending of architecture, landscaping and interior design.
In Parts I and II, I described John's developing passion for nature, which I interpreted grew out of his experience of traumatic loss. From the loss of his mother, to his being "put out to service," John undoubtedly felt both bereft and constrained.
Joni Mitchell would approve. As we officially opened Spring Street Park on June 17, the song "Big Yellow Taxi" came to mind. We were reversing the ir...
These are the folks that believe that anyone that they are paying can pretty much be treated as they see fit if they expect to be paid. Being paid by them can be a trick in and of itself. These are the most disrespectful and most unpleasant to work with. These are the bullies.
Many homeowners strive for the perfect, emerald-green lawn, which often means that their lawn mower suffers considerable use and abuse. And without regular, preventive maintenance, there's a good chance an overworked lawn mower will sputter out just when you need it most.
Image Credit: Mel Kadel Toy Lawnmower To learn to mow the grass, pretend to mow the grass. Pretend enough and you'll get good. Playtime trains t...
Regardless of what Tuesday's debate results herald in its instantaneous wake, all Americans and those who admire us should take stock the morning after to recall the essential principles that have animated our nation's abiding purpose as the four freedoms at last summarize with lapidary precision.
Whether you've got a professional landscaper or you're doing it yourself, getting the most from your outdoor space simply requires a little thought and careful planning.
Last month started a new year for the Chinese lunar calendar. In the Chinese Zodiac this will start the year of the Water Dragon which is a year fill...
From corporate office parks to private country club golf courses, the notion of "going wild," carefully applied within landscape design, makes a lot of sense.
Guys think they know everything about home improvement, even when they don't, which is most of the time. But even if they're handy, they'll always defer to their wives.
The gift of artistic vision on the large stage of life is rare. When witnessed it is so overwhelming few can appreciate its impact for years to come.
There are few businesses that can take their customers for granted. But at the same time should the customers take the businesses for granted? That is what it felt like in 2010.